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>> present. >> mr. chairman, directors you do have a quorum. thank you. working with all of these microphones to try to get them on. item 3 announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. please be advises that these sound producing electronic
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devices are prohibited at the meeting and any person responsible for one going off may be asked to leave the room. please be advised that cell phones that are set on the vibrate position do cause microphone interference, so the board respectfully requests that they be placed in the off position. i. 4, >> moved. >> second. >> all in favor say aye? >> aye. >> so ordered. thank you. >> item 4 communications. mr. chairman i know of none. >> okay. >> item 6, introduction of new and unfinished business by
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board members. >> six months ago we went through some tough labor negotiations and came up with a good contract that would give us flexibility in our work rules and what we have going on out. there what i would like to get is a status update on the labor cost-savings that we were supposed to have and did we implement a lot of practices that we said were going to be more effective for us and having us operate more eventually and if we put those practices into effect. and if we haven't, why aren't we? and have we made the labor cost-savings that we have
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anticipated? >> welcome, mr. yee and thank you for being here today. appreciate it. mr. reiskinin is out of town. any other new or unfinished business. >> seeing none. >> mr. chin on your agenda you have 6.1 election of the sfmta board chairman and vice-chairman pursuant to your orders. >> i would like to make a nomination. i would like to nominate tom nolan as the chair. >> thank you, any other nominations? are you sure? [ [ laughter ] nominations for vice-chair? >> director rebekkah? >> i would like to nominate
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cheryl brinkman? >> any other nominations, seeing none, we can take them both together? >> yes. and you should inquire as to whether or not members of the public would like to comment. all those in favor of electricking tom nolan chair and cheryl brinkman vice-chair? aye. >> the ayes have it, so order. look forward to a good year. thank you on airplane, 2012 he returned
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to enforcement as a pco supervisor. supervisor cal calgaro is well-liked and respected by his colleagues and leads by examplele and is positive in his interactions with the public. on october 31, 2012, the day of the giant's world series parade a citizen brought to his attention that a man was attempting to slash people with a pair of scissors near grove and larkin. he asked the citizen to point out the suspect, and notified our dispatch, so the police came and apprehended the suspect as soon as possible. he also asked the witness to stay, so that he can provide a detailed description of the suspect. because of his actions the dangerous individual was
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apprehended and a complete account was given to law enforcement by the witness for follow-up. for his exemplary performance in his regular duties and for his calm, clear thinking response to such a potential tragic episode, we are very pleased to recognize him for special recognition. presenting these awards is the director of security. investigations and enforcement, and cameron sami, our new manager of enforcement. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon, chair nolan and pardon my voice, i'm just getting over a bug here. directors, today gives me really great pleasure. i think most of us know that our pcos are regularly on the front lines for any number of things that occurred in our
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city. including special events like the giant's parade. and often times they are faced with having to make split-second decisions. and this is just an example of the work that they do. i had the pleasure of working with mark when he was a fare inspector, and was proud when he promoted up and became a pco supervisor. his quick-thinking enabled us to take a very dangerous individual off the streets and really by asking the witness to standby, it ensured that he were able to fully prosecute this person to the fullest extent of the law. i think he showed great courage and nothing makes me prouder
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than to present him with this award. [ applause ] >> well, i would like to thank lee, cameron, sami, my assistant directors and other co-workers and some of my expop people that i used to work with. i would just like to reiterate we're out there everyday, and we're trained to use our radios and to act safely, and to get all the details. so i thank everybody for this. >> on behalf of the board of directors -- [ applause ] >> on behalf of the board of directors and the entire sfmta and the people of san francisco, thank you for your outstanding work and i'm glad
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that you brought so many of your fellow workers here. thank you for the great work that you do all the time for us. [ applause ] >> next is taxiety services division. he started as a volunteer clerk with the division, just after graduating from uc davis. when he began working for the sfmta, taxi services was not able to hire additional staff, because of budgetary considerations. so he stayed on as a volunteer. for two years he paid his own way on bart, commuting from union city.
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quite an achievement. at the time taxi services was at about 50% staffing levels and so he quickly branched out to help cover multiple facets of our operation, including customer service window, financial accounting, budgeting, driving training, supervising internals, lost and found, website developments and complaints. i'm tired just reading all of the things he has done. i year and a half ago we were able to hire him on a part-time temporary basis and now he is
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onboard with us he has done an excellent job, maintaining a professional demeanor and able to handle people's gamete of emotions when they do with us and the taxi services division. he has always been very supportive and collaborative with his colleagues and he has built a good working relationship with everyone. chatwick has been instrumental in developing polices and procedures to better serve our stakeholders and has done an excellent job of analyzing and
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troubleshooting issues. he has been particularly important in transforming our permit renewal process for more than 7,000 taxi drivers from an in-person renewal process on a single renewal date to a rolling system, and ability for drivers to renew by mail. he has stepped up to the plate and he is performing better than i must say a lot of our full-time professional staff, in fact. so we're very proud to recognize him today for his achieves. i would like to introduce
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chris, our director of taxi services >> good afternoon. >> it's a real pleasure for me to recognize a gem of an employee like chadwick lee, he really made a difference during a time of transition, not just for his incredible volunteerism and paying his own way to come to work, which i passed gary corn wal's hat at a town hall meeting. as bond mentioned it's very difficult to be up @ that front window. there is a lot of expectation
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and emotion and public service that goos on there and he has done an exemplary job of being a very, very good co-worker and we're very happy to have him on this team and or and i'm very happy to have this opportunity to recognize him. [ applause ] >> thank you, and on behalf of the board of directors and the entire agency, thank you to your outstanding work. it's very impressive. i would love to hear a few
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words from you. sure. first and foremost directors i would like to thank chris for giving me the opportunity to be part of taxi services. i wouldn't be here today if it weren't for her. i would like to thank my co-workers, especially laurie chang. she like myself are both temporary employees here and we effortlessly worked for the past three years in helping to maintain the taxi services as a full body.
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if i can give back this award to get full-time positions for either one of us or even help fully staff the taxi services i would do it. thank you again for this recognition. >> thank you, mr. lee, appreciate it. [ applause ] >> next we have awards for two transit operators, one from the green division and one from woods division. the first award is presented to miss myra from the green
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division, who has been with sfmta for 13 years. the next award is being presented to miss angela jensen from woods who has been with us for 12 years. both operators are being recognized today for displaying exceptional service in and a high level of citizenship. on november 29th, 2012, she demand outstanding compassion to a victim of assault who boarded hurricane train in the area of sunnyvale and, nor shore.
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her quick response to notify central control and police and ambulance while providing compt to the victim until the police and arrival of the ambulance has earned her recognition today. on tuesday, november 20 20 12 miss [stkwro-pb/]son witnessed a robbery in progress on the corner of or and corbett streets. as her coach was approaching the scene she took immediate action, instantly notifying central control and requesting
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police assistance. the prompt response by hitting the panic button resulted in the hasty retreat of the robber. consequencely saving the victim from more serious marm. we would like to thank both of you for finding such a fine scene ofle of customer service while demonstrating the highest standard of integrity. on behalf of the sfmta, and staff, i would like to thank both of you for your unselfish commitment, tireless cooperation and working towards
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providing a safer transportation experience for everyone. presenting these awards is john haley, director of transit services. >> good afternoon, mr. haley. >> thank you, bond. thank you, mr. chairman. myra, with myra, by the way is her superintendent ernie >> thank you and we appreciate her being recognized. this was a violent crime. and she was instrumental in helping the young lady and it's
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nice to know that other young ladis that may feel in that same predicament know there are people out there willing to help them and we're proud to have her at green division and she is a great person. thank you. >> good afternoon. thank you for recognizing me for doing this. this is something that i do on a daily basis. if i see anyone in trouble or what have you, i'm helping
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them. whether it constitutes me calling central control or not, i'm helping them. it's just nice to be recognized for something that i do on a daily basis. thank you. >> thank you on behalf of the board and the entire agency for your outstanding service. we really appreciate it. [ applause ] >> this is angela johnson. >> good afternoon miss johnson and congratulations and thank you for your great service to the agency and the people of this city. thank you, thank you. i would just like to say that i am just honored to be receiving this award. it caught me by surprise, and honestly, it brought me to tears because i just honestly felt that in the event that somebody saw something
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happening to me that they would call and try to get help for me. and being that this man was being assaulted and just so brutally, it was just hurtful for me to just watch it as it unfolded. you know, as it began, and i drive the 37 line and i have regular amount of we set to accomplish three gonzales. one, to right side the service while minmizing inconveniences for our customers. two, to reduce overtime and three, reduce fuel and maintenance costs through operating fewer miles. we were encouraged by the
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results. we were able to provide 97.5% of service during that week. that represents a 3% increase from the same time period the previous year. we reduced operating time by $20,000 overall. we reduced mileage on our bus fleet by 10,000 miles per day. this results in maintenance and fuel savings of $51,000 per day or more than $2',000 in total maintenance. in total we arable to save approximately $275,000 during this period. going forward, we will continue to look at key holidays to provide the best service possible with both our riders and taxpayers in mind. also as you know, on december 28th we provided free service
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on muni vehicles to our customers in honor of the sfmta's 100 anniversary and on december 31 as well for the traditional free new year's eve service. both campaigns were promoted extensively by a multi lingual, multi media advertising that included print advertising and 17 newspapers, muni bus exteriors, website banners and information and press releases. banners and kiosks in muni metro stations. additionally we ran over 650 30-second tv commercials on comcast tv, featuring the mayor and director reiskin promoting new year's eve ride free. this year's promotion got a boost from our friends at phillip yips 66, who underwrote the campaign with their sponsorship we were able to acquire additional advertising in the form of multi-lingual
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spots and traffic reports and led signage on the approaches to the bay bridge from december 26th through new year's eve. a centennial video produced by sfgovtv and the agencies's marketing department will be shown to the board on its january 29th workshop. looking forward to that. the agency has also developed various promotional items to be distributed to employees this month that include commemorative pins, centennial shoulder.s and coffee mugs. lastly on december 28th, members of the mta board and director reiskin visited many operating administrative divisions to personally thank our frontline employees for their dedicated service. staff really appreciated hearing from you and a special thanks to director lee's wife
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for the fabulous cupcakes. a short update on the court of appeals ruling on our bike program that was released yesterday. as you know in 2009, the mta board approved the san francisco bike plan. the adequacy of the environmental impact report supporting this approval was challenged in an appeal to the board of supervisors and an action in superior court. in 2010, the san francisco superior court ruled in the city's favor. the challengers appealed this ruling to the california court of appeals. just the california court of appeals issued a decision upholding the trial court's conclusion that the eir was adequate in all respects. the court also identified some minor technical problems with the approval process. the city attorney's office is evaluating those issues. we expect they can be resolved
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soon and without disruption to the sfmta's bicycle program. >> mr. yee, before you go on, i have been advised by the city attorney, this is something that we can't discuss today because it's not agendized. so we could at the next meeting in february, is that right? thank you go ahead, mr. yee? >> instructor: would like to introduce a couple of new senior staff, which you have personally be able to greet a few minutes earlier. i'm pleased to introduce alicia baptiste to the sfmta's new chief of staff. in this position, she will work closely with ed in the management of the agency's day-to-day affairs and assume key responsibilities for ensuring interagency coordination, ensuring that we are working together effectively, as well as with our external partners. in addition to these tasks she will oversee stragic plan implementation, as well as
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other strategic initiatives. she began her career with the city by working for the sfmta in mr. mike burn's administration and now she returns, coming full circle, back to us after many years with the san francisco planning department where she served in a variety of administrative functions, most recently as the department's chief of staff. i would like it also to introduce another new member of the management team, who is returning home. a native san franciscan, who joined the sfmta family as communications director january 3rd. she is responsible strategic communications, media relations and marketing to help ensuring cohesive awareness and understanding of sfmta's role, services and commitment to serving the public and other key stakeholders.

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